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Worldwide Caution Travel Warning

Issued by US Department of State

Oct 07, 2001

The U.S. Government initiated military action today pursuant to its inherent right of self-defense recognized in Article 51 of the U.N. Charter, after the events of September 11 in the United States. This action may result in strong anti-American sentiment and retaliatory actions against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world by terrorists and those who are sympathetic to or otherwise support terrorism. Americans in Afghanistan, which continues to harbor international terrorist Usama Bin Ladin, should depart the country. Americans elsewhere are urged to monitor the local news, maintain contact with the nearest American embassy or consulate and to limit their movement in their respective locations. The Department and our embassies and consulates around the world will make every effort to keep Americans informed as the security situation unfolds.

You may also find the latest information by consulting the Department of State Consular Information Sheets on the Internet at http://travel.state.gov as well as the web sites of our embassies and consulates, which can be accessed through this same site. In addition to information on the Internet, American citizens may hear recorded information by calling the Department of State in Washington, D.C. at 202-647-5225 from their touchtone phone, or receive information by automated telefax by dialing 202-647-3000 from their fax machines.

This Worldwide Caution Public Announcement supplements the Worldwide Caution Public Announcement of September 28, 2001. This Public Announcement expires on January 9, 2002.

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